An artist collective network founded by Rob Ayala. We facilitate and coordinate creative events and experiences for local artists. Our mission is to create a network of local artistry to band together on projects and bring the arts back into our communities. We believe everyone has the ability to create and that we need to have a community in order to make a greater impact towards our collective artistry.
Rob Ayala - Founder/ President
Rob Ayala is a New York-based Artist/Producer/Musician. Rob is multi-dimensional and is extremely versatile. His first art exhibit titled Fantasy in Color was displayed at Raw Space Gallery in Harlem, NY in November 2014. Rob’s artwork is described as dark themes explored through bright colors. Some paintings are focused on social issues such as police brutality while other paintings are more abstract and dream-like. Robs had always been artistic, but only began painting in 2013. In 2014, he founded the artist collective “Fantasy in Color” whose name was inspired by his first art exhibit.
Rob Ayala is also a current member/producer of the music group “Pink & Blue.” Pink & Blue’s first full-length album, “God Made Sex” was released in early 2014. Rob produces for several other music projects and groups such as Lexz Pryde, Hank and Cupcakes, Electric Monday, Shawn Neon, West Philly Blake and Ms. Strawberry from Planet Rump. His musical influences include hip-hop, funk, rock, and new wave genres. Rob is known by the stage persona, “Rob the Rockstar.” Rob’s larger-than-life stage persona makes for a powerful musical experience. In an era where originality and true creativity is rare, Rob Ayala is definitely a breath of fresh air!
Christy Ayala is a vivacious, self-taught, Latina artist born in Harlem, New York and raised in the Bronx, New York. Her artwork is inspired by personal experience that conveys a message of love and pain, as well as an interpretation of her surrounding environment. Christy is a visual artist that creates her unique urban, surrealist, abstract pieces using acrylic paint. She is open to many creative paths such as, graphic design, drawing, painting, and any types of art form that allows her to create new and unique works of art.
Instagram: @artbychristyayala Website: artbychristyayala.com For inquiries, contact her at Christy@fantasyincolor.com
Ana K. Diaz, Co-Founder
Ana Diaz, LMSW is a founding member of Fantasy in Color. Ana was raised in Bronx, NY and continues to live and work there. Ana attended the SUNY New Paltz and majored in Communication Disorders with a minor in Linguistics. After graduation, Ana gained employment in the child welfare field. This led her to pursue a career in Social Work. Ana attended the Wurzweiler School of Social Work at Yeshiva University in New York, NY. She graduated in 2013 with a concentration in Clinical Practice with Individuals and Families. Ana finds her Social Work career to be fulfilling, but has always had an interest in the art field. “Fantasy in Color” provides Ana with an outlet to express her creativity while utilizing her Social Work and non-Social Work related strengths. For inquiries, contact her at Ana@fantasyincolor.com